Spurs: Who is the worst player to have played for Spurs?
Some wonderful players have graced the famous white shirt of Tottenham Hotspur down the years; Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Dave Mackay, Pat Jennings and Gary Lineker instantly spring to mind.
However, Spurs have also had their share of duds.
Here are the five worst players to have put on a Spurs shirt in my lifetime.
Rebrov was signed from Dynamo Kiev for £11 million in 2000 and scored a respectable nine goals from his first 29 games, however a change in management caused his form to steadily decline to a point where he only scored one goal in 30 appearances in the 2001/02 season. Although he got off to a decent start for £11 million and his poor goal return he has to be one of our all-time worst players.
Bentley joined from Blackburn for £15 million in 2008 and hopes were high that Spurs were signing the new David Beckham, but how wrong we were. The former Gooner made his first appearance against Middlesbrough where the club lost 2-1 in August 2008. However he quickly found himself sitting on the bench to a young, up and coming player in Aaron Lennon. This led to rumours that Spurs were trying to sell him to Aston Villa, but these rumours, unfortunately, ended up being wide of the mark.
Again hopes were high for Hutton when he signed from Glasgow Rangers for a fee in the range of £9 million as he became one of Scotland most expensive exports. He made his debut in a 1-1 against Manchester United in 2007, yet he fell out of favour with Martin Jol as he only made 40 appearances in three years and as a result when out on loan to Sunderland, but despite making 11 appearances they decided against signing him. However, come the summer of 2011/12 Aston Villa, under the stewardship of former Rangers boss Alex McLeish, decided to sign the player on a three-year deal. So with Alan Hutton costing £9 million he was a massive disappointment and so because of the transfer fee he has to go down as one of our worst ever players.
Well how can I sum up Rasiak? Well if I could describe him in one word it would be useless. I think this was shown to be the case as he scored no goals, yes that’s right NO goals for Spurs in eight appearances for the club. After this he was quickly shown the door and sent out on loan to Southampton where he was more successful as he made 14 appearances and in the process scored six goals. In May 2006 Southampton decided to make his move permanent with a £2 million transfer fee being agreed between the two clubs.
Doherty was signed from Luton Town in 2000 by Tottenham’s then director of football David Pleat for a transfer fee of around £1 million. He made his debut in a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United and went on to make 64 appearances for the club, scoring four goals. However, despite staying at the club for four years I have to say that to me he was a donkey and was made to look a good player by the legend of Spurs that was Ledley King.
Well there are a few contenders, but who is the worst player to have ever pulled on the famous Spurs shirt? Whatever your views, I'd love to hear from you.